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"Volkov and Vulchanov in particular seemed not to care whether their clubs made contact with Bludger or human as they swung them violently through the air."
-- watching the 1994 Quidditch World Cup (GF8)


Quidditch player, Beater for the Bulgarian National Team (1994).

Along with the other Bulgarian Beater Volkov, Vulchanov was a member of the Bulgarian National Team in 1994 that lost the Quidditch World Cup final to Ireland. The team included a very young Viktor Krum as Seeker. His other teammates were DimitrovIvanova and Levski (Chasers), and Zograf (the Keeper) (GF8).

He and Volkov are "legendary" figures and are considered to be the best pair of Beaters in living memory (Pm).


Ruthlessness and legendary beating skills

Other canon notes and references

His son, Boris, is also a Beater and was a member of the winning Bulgarian side in the 2014 Quidditch World Cup (Pm).



Vulchanov means "volcano" and derives from the Bulgarian word вулка́н (vulkan) (Dict.com: Bulgarian-English) and it is a similar name to Bulgarian cinema actor and director Rangel Valchanov (Wikipedia).


He may be descended from the Bulgarian witch Nerida Vulchanova, the founder of the Durmstrang Institute (Pm).

From the Web

Writing by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore: History of the Quidditch World Cup

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